How to Make Cranberry Baked Brie

Looking for a last-minute Thanksgiving appetizer? This cranberry baked brie kicks things off with seasonal flavors and will keep your guests happy if the turkey is a little slow arriving on the table — always a challenge if you’re cooking with toddlers underfoot!

Ingredients

  • 1 12 ounce (6″) wheel of brie
  • 8 sheets fillo dough, thawed
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • sliced apples and bread

Steps

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    Cover a baking sheet with a layer of parchment paper. Preheat oven to 400ºF.
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    Unwrap the brie and have the cranberry sauce and thyme ready before you begin working with the fillo dough.
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    Lay out one sheet of fillo dough on a clean work surface and brush generously with melted butter. Repeat with the additional sheets of fillo.
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    After the last layer, spread cranberry sauce in a circle in the center, as wide as the round of brie. Center the brie over the sauce and lay thyme sprigs over the top.
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    Trim the corners off the fillo to make an oval shape.
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    Working quickly, fold up the edges over the brie, brushing folds with melted butter as you go. Once it’s closed, gently flip over onto baking sheet and brush outside with butter.
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    Bake for 25 minutes, until fillo is golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool for 45 minutes, then serve with apples and bread.

Tips

  • If you’re impatient and can’t wait to dig in, be prepared for a gooey gush of warm, melted cheese. Mmm. Enjoy!

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Sources and Citations

  • Foodie Tots, Cranberry Baked Brie. Shared under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License.

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Categories: Cheese | Thanksgiving Cooking